Heroes in Hard Times 2009

Hollywood's Heroes

Whether it's dishing out food to the homeless or campaigning for children, Hollywood's A-List – Brad, Oprah, Leo, George and more – take time to give back. By Cara Lynn Shultz


The former Playboy playmate donned the famed bunny ears when she hosted her "Big Deal" charity fund-raiser at the Playboy Club in Las Vegas to benefit UCLA's Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program, which helps children with autism and other disabilities. (McCarthy's son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism three years ago, and since then, McCarthy has been an active spokesperson for Talk About Curing Autism.)